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Dating: Summer in the city

It may feel like Phoenix outside, but this is Atlanta – a place that offers many options in date destinations. We talked earlier this week about having solid date plans for date night and we are fortunate to take advantage of all Atlanta has to offer! We have activities and locations that are ideal for night dates, daytime dates, lazy dates, adventurous dates…you get the idea.

Our good friends at HowAboutWe.com revealed that Atlanta daters have particular locations that we like to frequent on dates:

Top 10 Summer Date Spots:

1. Piedmont Park
2. High Museum of Art
3. The Tabernacle
4. Museum of Design Atlanta
5. Turner Field
6. Atlantic Station
7. SweetWater Brewing Company
8. Georgia Aquarium
9. Atlanta Symphony Hall
10. Fontaine’s Oyster House

I have only been to 1,2, 3 and 4 on a date. All really fun and memorable outings, and I plan to get to the remaining soon! The destinations helped, but I suspect that I was deeply distracted by my date. When you ask out the right people, your date destination becomes the cherry on top of the already iced cake, am I right??

There were also a few other notable facts about dating in Atlanta during the summer:

The dating site also uncovered the following in their research of Atlanta’s Summer Dating Trends:

-Atlanta singles love going to sporting events when summer time rolls around. Specifically, heading to a Braves game. Atlanta’s sport of choice, with 1 in 4 dates in the “play” category involving Turner Field.

-Another way Atlanta singles get their hearts pumping? Hiking. Hiking dates are suggested 2x more often during the summer.

-Volunteering date ideas are suggested 10% more often in Atlanta during the summer.

-Looking for something a little more unique? Hot air balloon dates also trended throughout June.

-Dates involving Brazilian cuisine are suggested 26% more often during the summer, a departure from winter’s favorite: French fare.

I have done the volunteering date idea and I was pleasantly surprised at my date’s willingness to go and not complain. I think you can tell a lot about a person when you observe them helping others.

Do you change your dating habits in the summer? Do you go to different places and do different things?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

What do you think is the top dating destination?

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Exiled!

June 29th, 2012
7:23 am

No hotels on the list?

What Blashphemy, where do the luv birds retreat to if they need a ..ugh,u know..a lil something..with breakfast in the morning?

Comeon,be real…

Hey MIA!!..

I vote anywhere else!

Exiled!

June 29th, 2012
7:24 am

There.Lily!

First..

Lily

June 29th, 2012
7:32 am

Well hello Exiled. did you ask about hotels? You don’t need a hotel for a date!

Single and Happy

June 29th, 2012
7:33 am

Wow, I’ve only been to 3 of those places, I guess I don’t get out that much.

Blackfoote: I'm The Zinger With A Dinger

June 29th, 2012
7:50 am

If you do outdoor activities a fireworks show, military air show, cook outs, stone mountain laser show, I’ve already mentioned outdoor movies happening three nights a week. Bukooze of stuff to do and most of them are free. I’m not fond of being out in heat in excess of 100 degrees but if other folks can stand it there it is. My favorite time comes in the mid summer to fall football season for tailgaiting. Great atmosphere to take a date if she likes football.

Good Friday Morning:

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
8:48 am

I haven’t been to any of those places on a date (lol).

Too dang hot to be outside on a date.

Good morning!

disco

June 29th, 2012
8:50 am

good morning. lily – don’t sleep on the “hotel date”. lol.

Into the Light....Celisea and Blackfoote - the Zinger Triplets

June 29th, 2012
8:58 am

Morning, all!

BF, good call on the laser show, outdoor movies, etc…but I am SO ready for some football and tailgating. :)

i'm swiss

June 29th, 2012
8:59 am

Morning folks.

Speaking of summer, what woman decided to make summer the official “wedding season?” And, yes, I did say woman, because no man would voluntarily choose to spend a Saturday layered in a tux or suit in the middle of the summer when it’s 105 f__king degrees outside.

(In case you can’t tell, we’ve got a wedding to go to Saturday, and last I checked, the dress code doesn’t permit wife-beaters and flip-flops) :lol:

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
9:01 am

Awww swiss, sometimes it’s ok to get out from under the flip flops and khaki shorts (although this Saturday isn’t one of those days..lol). I feel you.

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
9:06 am

Good morning,

I’ve been to Atlantic Station for a date…I’ve also gone to see the Atlanta Symphony in conjunction with Cirque du Solei but it was not actually at the symphony hall….

I also like to do bowling, miniature golf, and of course out to eat on a date.

Bluzgirl

June 29th, 2012
9:08 am

When it’s this hot, I don’t want to be outside at all. I also have asthma and the air quality is really bad in this heat. I have to be careful.

Now…when it’s 85 degrees, that’s different. I don’t mind so much doing outdoor things…festivals, concerts, whatever.

I also cannot wait until the fall for college football!!!! I think going to a UGA game would be my ideal date!

Into the Light....Celisea and Blackfoote - the Zinger Triplets

June 29th, 2012
9:08 am

Actually, Swiss, it’s a tradition that goes back a hundreds (if not thousands) of years. June is named after Juno, goddess of marriage and childbirth so it was considered a blessed time to be married. Also, it was the time that people were taking their annual bath after the end of winter and Lent. :)

(Just call me ITL-epedia) LOL

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
9:09 am

swiss – If I were going to do an outside wedding in the summer time, I’d either want it early in the morning for sunrise or at dusk to hopefully get in on sunset. The beau and I were talking about this the other night…he says courthouse, I say on the beach

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

June 29th, 2012
9:10 am

Leggs that’s why Ex ref. the hotel room. I know this is nerdy but Fernbank Science Center have a planetarium show every Thursday and Friday night from 9pm to 10:30. You can go after dinner and you wont be out in the heat and it is a an experience to view real stars.

Into the Light....Celisea and Blackfoote - the Zinger Triplets

June 29th, 2012
9:11 am

Wait…do I hear bells? Wedding bells? Slim, is there something you want to tell us? ;)

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
9:12 am

“Also, it was the time that people were taking their annual bath after the end of winter and Lent” – Dang, ITL, I was about to post this while reading the beginning of your post, then I see your ending.

Get out of my head so early this morning!!

i'm swiss

June 29th, 2012
9:12 am

“June is named after Juno, goddess of marriage and childbirth so it was considered a blessed time to be married. Also, it was the time that people were taking their annual bath after the end of winter and Lent.”

ITL — Imagine that. Stinky religious nuts come up with some silly custom that remains a pain in my arse to this day. Who’da thunk it? :lol:

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
9:15 am

ITL – As of right now, I have nothing news worthy to report…but you best believe I’ll let my blog fam know if there are any breaking news stories. ;-) It all starts with conversation ya know

disco

June 29th, 2012
9:15 am

summer time (to me) is for simple pleasures. I’m not in Atlanta but if I could conjure up some summer time fun I’d (or we’d if I could also conjure up and imaginary date) go grab a 7/11 slurpee (might mix the flavors) or a lemon berry sonic slush. if it’s evening time might even pour a shot of vodka in it. maybe sit on the porch (in the shade of course) and eat some peanut butter chocolate ice cream or a red white and blue bomb pop. get a card game going on an enclosed patio. have a water fight with balloons, super soakers and the “cheater” who commandeered the water hose. plus you know the heat generally contributes to the “it is” so I wouldn’t really be checking for too many physical activities. just a bunch of chilling. I tend to do move movies in summer because it’s about the only time you truly appreciate the super air conditioning in the theatres.

Into the Light....Celisea and Blackfoote - the Zinger Triplets

June 29th, 2012
9:19 am

LOL@Leggs. :)

smh@Swiss. Boy, stop. “Religious” in a polytheistic sense, but pagan nonetheless.

i'm swiss

June 29th, 2012
9:22 am

ITL — I suppose one imaginary man in the sky is less crazy than multiple imaginary men/women in the sky — if only in sheer quantity. ;-)

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
9:23 am

ooooh, I love those bomp pops!

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

June 29th, 2012
9:26 am

Got dang it disco how you so rough I said you could be moved by the right dude. That’s one of my favorite’s being in a cool theater watching a movie soaking up that super cool theater air.

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
9:31 am

BF ~ let’s not get it twisted, that’s not why Ex mentioned hotel room (lol). That dude stays at attention…

Good deal, SlimUno!!

disco

June 29th, 2012
9:32 am

BF – rough folks have to chill too. lol. a bad attitude and extreme heat do not mix well.

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
9:33 am

disco ~ your date is right up my alley, especially the slushies/bomb pops.

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
9:35 am

Morning folks,

Ahhh yeah, summertime. I LOVE getting whisked away on some adventure but in the summertime, not so much. I don’t do well in extreme weather. I don’t mind evening dates or something in the early morning but I’m not feeling being out and about in triple digit weather. Winter, Spring and Autumn…not the summer months so much. I dunno, I’m easily irritated by all the heat. Too, I like places and what not but I don’t care for really large crowds unless I’m sitting in the dome on the fifty yard line :) Or something like that. Walking around in triple digit weather and bumping up against a bunch of folks is not my idea of fun…lol

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
9:36 am

I would love to play a street game of Skelzies (sp?) right about now. If you don’t know what that is, the opening scene in Crooklyn has the kids playing that game.

disco

June 29th, 2012
9:36 am

leggs – again I point out that I can’t speak for everybody but when it’s hot, really hot, I don’t want to be bothered. when it’s hot folks need their space. summertime is not the time to be trying to sit right up under folks. in the summertime you want your cold drink/frozen treat, your breeze and some daggone peace. lol.

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
9:36 am

I like laid back type adventures.

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
9:37 am

I don’t want to put on a suit or anything dressy unless it’s after the sun has gone down…lol

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
9:37 am

Yes indeed, disco!

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
9:39 am

And y’all know crazy folks loooove large crowds. That’s where they see how many folks they can shoot. I’m just saying.

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ATL Guy

June 29th, 2012
9:50 am

Any of you have dates this weekend? If so, what places are you going???

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
9:53 am

I’m not feeling this today. I think Imma pack up late afternoon and head home…lol Forward the phone and plug in at home :) :) :)

disco

June 29th, 2012
9:56 am

O/T – are bra straps hanging down someone’s arms ever cute?

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
9:59 am

disco – Is it raggedy or is it all silky and pretty? lol

Go on and get it started…lol We need some fiyah up in here today. I think we burned out from being on a roll the last four days.

Blackfoote: I'm The Zinger With A Dinger

June 29th, 2012
10:00 am

LOL…….@Cely at large crowds and shooters, you’re right they love those type of conditions to lurk.

Into the Light....Celisea and Blackfoote - the Zinger Triplets

June 29th, 2012
10:01 am

disco – that is NEVER cute. NEVER. Nor is wearing a “regular” bra with a t-back tank. It amazes me how many women don’t seem to mind showing more bra than shirt.

C- you leaving me and BF?? Say it ain’t so…. :(

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
10:03 am

disco – You think they are trying to bring the 80’s Madonna look back with the whole undergarments showing style? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen chicks that had on shirts that require a certain type of bra to where you cannot see it, but they have on a regular bra.

Blackfoote: I'm The Zinger With A Dinger

June 29th, 2012
10:03 am

Light I know, say it aint so Cely.

disco

June 29th, 2012
10:06 am

well C – since it’s all in my line of vision. it’s not ragged. I’d love to say it was dingy but I’m not up that close. maybe it’s beige or gray and not white. lol. either way the arm that it’s hanging on isn’t the nicest looking arm around. it’s all dimpled up and has the hanging, flabby skin. certainly no point drawing attention to it. still, I ask, what’s so hard about going to the restroom and adjusting your straps? if she needs a safety pin all she has to do is ask?

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
10:06 am

Hey there my two zingers…Blackfoote and ITL :) I’m feeling blah. Unless we can get this place rolling I’m rolling out early…lol I’ll work from home the rest of the day. I will though be here until at least 2:00. I’m covering for a teammate that’s in some class until 2:00.

I’ll log on at home so I can continue chatting and seeing both your pretty faces :)

Leggs

June 29th, 2012
10:07 am

I think it’s not cool to show one’s bra straps. Even more unsightly to see women braless and their ta tas so deflated it meshes in with their stomachs. Also unsightly to see women with bras on that offers no support and they’re still sagging. I have a neighbor that every time I see her I say to myself “WHY?”

SlimUno

June 29th, 2012
10:07 am

ITL – I see we were having the same thought about the regular bra wearing with a different cut shirt.

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
10:08 am

Blackfoote – I’m a chicken. Crazy folks having issues always wanna take it out on a gang of folks ANNND take them out with they’re crazy butts.

disco – You ain’t right…lol Just say “hey there, your strap is hanging out. I have a pin if you need one”

Celisea....ITL and Blackfoote...the zinger triplets

June 29th, 2012
10:09 am

disco – The answer though is no. It’s not cool to have any of your underwear exposed.

disco

June 29th, 2012
10:11 am

C – there are folks I would help and there are folks I wouldn’t spit on if they were on fire (there goes another momma-ism. lol). this chick is in the second category. she can walk around looking stank forever as far as I care. still, I wish somebody (other than me) would call her out.